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Summary

  1. How did Marcus Willis get on at Wimbledon against Federer?
  2. Record numbers of children raised by their grandparents
  3. West Midlands sees 20 'pump and run' fuel thefts a day
  4. Warwickshire's farmers' uncertainty about Brexit

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By Navkiran Mann

All times stated are UK

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  1. Latest weather for the West Midlands

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  2. Good evening from Local Live for Coventry and Warwickshire

    We're back at 08:00 tomorrow with our usual mix of news, sport, travel and weather, but keep an eye out here for updates through the evening and into tomorrow morning.  

  3. Buses could go contactless and Marcus Willis latest

    Nick Owen

    Presenter, BBC Midlands Today

    One of the region's biggest bus companies is investing millions of pounds on its transport network to enable passengers to use contactless bank cards and smartphones. 

    National Express West Midlands is installing the technology on its 1,500 buses. 

    And we'll bring you the latest on Marcus Willis, currently on centre court at Wimbledon taking on Roger Federer.

    More on these stories and others on the Midlands Today on BBC One at 18:30.

  4. Federer takes the second set

    Marcus Willis must win the next one....

  5. Watch: Latest weather forecast for the West Midlands

    Shefali Oza

    BBC Midlands Today

    Through this evening we will start to see rain drift away.

    Lows of 12C (54F).

    Find out more.

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    Video caption: Shefali Oza with the afternoon forecast for the West Midlands
  6. Accidents closing motorway lanes

    BBC Travel

    There's a lane closed on the M40 southbound between J16, A3400 (Henley In Arden) and J15, A46 (Longbridge Island), because of an accident, BBC Travel reports.

    There's also a lane closed and queuing traffic on the M42 northbound at J3a M40, because of an accident.  

  7. Game on in the second set

  8. Former MEP denies accusation she claimed for mileage to Europe when she flew instead

    Former Ukip MEP Nikki Sinclaire is accused of submitting 10 expenses claims dishonestly between 2009 and 2010.

    In six, Antonie Muller, prosecuting, said Sinclaire flew via Brussels, Basel in Switzerland or Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, despite allegedly signing claims stating she had driven.

    Ms Sinclaire denies all the charges against her. The trial continues.

  9. Marcus Willis has a game on the board

    The Warwick Boat Club tennis coach gets a game against Federer.

    Federer is a set up.

  10. M42: Lane shut northbound

    BBC Travel

    There's a lane closed on the M42 northbound between J5, A41 (Solihull) and J6, A45 (Birmingham Airport), because of an accident involving a car, BBC Travel reports.

  11. Marcus Willis is on court...

    ...but Roger Federer is in control

  12. Latest: 'No rise in race crime since Brexit'; Warwick's Marcus Willis on centre court for Federer showdown

    Your headlines this evening:

    - The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner says there's been no rise in race crime in the region since the Brexit vote

    - A Warwick man says he missed the attack on Istanbul airport by minutes as his plane was delayed

    - Warwick's Marcus Willis is on centre court at Wimbledon playing Roger Federer

  13. Willis has a cracking serve: Coach

    Navkiran Mann

    BBC Coventry & Warwickshire

    The British number 23 Marcus Willis takes on the 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer in the second round of Wimbledon now.

    Willis, who's 25, has played only one other professional event this year - winning just £40 - and he very nearly retired from the sport. 

    Quote Message: I think if he gets a couple of games under his belt, maybe he can get to a tie break; he's got a cracking serve, who knows. But obviously it's a monumental task he's got ahead of him from Matt Smith Coach to Marcus Willis
    Matt SmithCoach to Marcus Willis
    Marcus Willis
  14. Can David beat Goliath as Warwick Boat Club's Marcus Willis faces Roger Federer?

    Marcus Willis heads out to meet Roger Federer today knowing 719 ranking places and almost 100 million US dollars set them apart, and he will do so with a welter of goodwill behind him - especially from those who saw him at his heaviest.

    By his own admission, Marcus Willis used to be out of shape, weighing in at 120kg - almost 19 stone.

    He called himself 'Cartman' after the South Park character and was happy to play up to the nickname, according to fellow Brit Liam Broady.

    Quote Message: Marcus is a comedian. He's the funniest guy on the tour, I think. I think he has that reputation among pretty much all the nationalities. Those challengers I played against him in the States, he was drinking Pepsi on court, eating Snickers on the court. That's when he got the nickname Cartman. from Liam Broady Professional Tennis Player
    Liam BroadyProfessional Tennis Player
    Liam Broady
    Marcus Willis
  15. Coventry councillor calls for Corbyn to resign

    A Coventry city councillor has signed a letter which calls for Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn to step down.

    Damian Gannon is one of 76 who've emailed every single council colleague in the UK urging them to do the same.

    Cllr Damian Gannon
  16. Video: How to become a 'Willbomb' fan

    BBC Sport

    Fans of Marcus Willis, the British qualifier and Warwick tennis coach who plays Roger Federer in the second round of Wimbledon, explain how to get behind their man.

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    Video caption: Wimbledon 2016: Marcus Willis fans give supporters guide
  17. MEP 'claimed travel expenses for mileage and ferry trips when she drove more cheaply'

    A former Ukip MEP's expenses claims for road journeys she never made would "certainly not" have been paid if it was known she had travelled more cheaply by plane, an EU bureaucrat in charge of expenses has told a court. 

    Nikki Sinclaire, who represented the West Midlands until 2014, signed and submitted "significant" expenses "in excess of the flight costs", according to the prosecution. 

    It is alleged Sinclaire wrongly claimed for thousands of euros in road and ferry travel expenses when she had travelled more cheaply by air, but she denies all charges against her.

    Nikki Sinclaire

    Francisco Estela Burriel, head of the European Parliament members' travel and subsistence expenses unit, said: "In the files and documentation presented for the member for the European Parliament there is no evidence of flying."

  18. UPDATE: Fire at Campion School is out

    There was a minor fire at Campion School in Leamington Spa earlier but it has since been put out.

    It started in the technology block at the school in Sydenham Road.

    Quote Message: The evacuation was smooth, and all the schools fire procedures worked well. from Jassa Panesar Headteacher
    Jassa PanesarHeadteacher